Gemma Frost

Gemma Frost

Clinical Psychology Registrar – Guest DBT Cofacilitator

Please note Gemma is a guest DBT Co-facilitator and does not offer individual sessions.

Gem is a caring and empathetic psychologist, who completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at QUT in early 2023. Gem is passionate about supporting individuals to reach their full potential, collaborating with clients on what “thriving” means for them.

Gem has worked across public and private sectors as a provisional psychologist and developed her knowledge of evidence-based practice through research spanning both health and clinical topics. She has been co-facilitating DBT groups at Willow Oak psychology since 2021, prior to which she was involved in research for public health system outpatient DBT programs.

An avid enthusiasm for dance and creative arts, combined with experience within high pressure settings has led to an interest in working with adolescents and adults who are aspiring or are professional dancers, performing athletes/performers, or faced with the pressures of performing academically, and/or professionally. Gem believes therapy is a partnership where therapist and client work together towards shared goals – and a life worth living.

Gem utilises a range of evidence-based approaches, working with each client individually to decide which would be most beneficial for their situation. These may include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Gem believes it is important to continually expand her knowledge to best support her clients – meaning active and continual training and supervision. Currently, she is gaining experience in physiotherapy outpatient settings focused upon pain management, involved in sports and performance (dance) interest groups for health professionals; and expert supervision around trauma-informed approaches to care.

Gem is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). She also holds membership with the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH) and the Dance Psychology Network. She will be eligible for Medicare Private Health Fund early-mid 2023.